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 Student Advocate - may 2016
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SCS Announcements

  • v Governor McAuliffe announced the 2016-2017 Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration. High schools across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to compete to register the highest percentage of their voting-age population. Schools that reach or exceed 65 percent will receive a congratulatory certificate from the Governor.  Register to vote at the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal!

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  • aam September is Attendance Awareness Month.  Children who miss too much school in pre-K and kindergarten are less likely to be reading on grade level in the third grade.  Studies show that 75% of students who are chronically absent in 6th grade will dropout of high school, and students who are chronically absent in high school are 7.4 times more likely to dropout.  Find out how you can help keep kids in school!

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  • v The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is asking Virginia high school students to express their thoughts and ideas around the theme “Workforce Readiness” through our fourth annual student video contest. Students are invited to submit a 30 second video that shows what it means to be "Workforce Ready!"  Submit videos by October 3, 2016.

    Click here for applications and additional details.


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SCS Information

  • Superintendent's Message

    We are a school division committed to our students and providing an excellent educational program. Our teachers value the uniqueness of each student and strive to challenge them daily. Teaching engaging lessons rooted in the Standards of Learning augmented by a variety of resources makes every day critical for the achievement for our students.

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  • FAMIS Student Health Care Coverage Available

    FAMIS is Virginia's health insurance program for children. It makes health care affordable for children of eligible families.

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  • SRO Body Worn Cameras FAQ

    Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Staunton City Schools will pilot the use of body worn cameras (BWCs) on School Resource Officers (SROs) in Shelburne Middle and R.E. Lee High schools.

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  • Release Time FAQs

    The School Board conducts an annual review of Policy INDCA-Release Time and has done so since the policy was adopted in 2005. As part of its review process in 2016, the School Board discussed a number of education-related considerations, and decided, in a 5-1 vote on July 8, to discontinue the Release Time Policy.

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  • Robert E. Lee High School Facility Project

    One of a community’s greatest assets is its public schools – the children, their families, and the school division’s staff. The school buildings create the framework in which our students learn, our teachers teach and our support staff provide services to meet the diverse needs of our programs.

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